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Report Cards

Each year we compile all of our statistics into a report card for each Member of Congress.

2018 Report Cards for the 115th Congress (2017-2018)

2017 Report Cards for the 2017 legislative year

2016 Report Cards for the 114th Congress (2015-2016)

2015 Report Cards for the 2015 legislative year

2014 Report Cards for the 113th Congress (2013-2014)

2013 Report Cards for the 2013 legislative year

The United States Congress has two chambers, one called the Senate and the other called the House of Representatives (or “House” for short) which share the responsibilities of the legislative process to create federal statutory law. They occupy opposite ends of the Capitol Building.

About the Senate

The United States’s 50 states each elect two senators for staggered six-year terms. A senator represents between 1 and 37 million people, depending on their state’s population.

The day-to-day activities of the Senate are controlled largely by the political party holding the most seats, called the “majority party.” Here is a count of senators by party:

Senators by Party

R Republicans 53
D Democrats 45
I Independents 2
Total Seats 100

The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.’s four other island territories — American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands — are not represented in the Senate.

Tenure of Senators

The table below shows a breakdown of how many years the senators have been serving in office.

Age and Sex of Senators

50% of senators are men over the age of 60, while only 10% of senators are women 60 years old or younger.

About the House of Representatives

The states are also divided into 435 congressional districts with a population of about 710,000 each. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a 2-year term.

As in the Senate, the day-to-day activities of the House are controlled by the “majority party.” Here is a count of representatives by party:

Representatives by Party

D Democrats 232
R Republicans 197
I Independents 1
Vacancies 5
Total Seats 435

The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.’s four other island territories — American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands — each send a non-voting delegate to the House. Puerto Rico’s delegate is called the Resident Commissioner.

Tenure of Representatives

The table below shows a breakdown of how many years the representatives have been serving in office.

Age and Sex of Representatives

34% of representatives are men over the age of 60, while only 13% of representatives are women 60 years old or younger.

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